Cumberland Times-News


November 23, 2013

Vehicle hits Ark. officer

MARIANNA, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission says a man

who tried to run over a wildlife officer after he was caught shooting at a decoy deer

has been taken into custody.

The agency said recently that the incident occurred on Nov. 9, when 26-year-old

Levi C. Wilson of Marianna allegedly struck the officer with his vehicle while fleeing.

The officer was unhurt and fired shots at Wilson’s vehicle, but was not able to hit


The commission says Wilson abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot.

Wilson surrendered to the Lee County Sheriff’s Department. He was being held

in the Lee County Jail on $120,000 bond.

In addition to hunting-related offenses, Wilson is charged with aggravated

assault, being a felon in possession of a firearm and fleeing an enforcement officer.

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